Thursday, December 29, 2011

Art Museum Steps

oil on board

Here is a woman sitting on the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps, enjoying the December sun, and the backside of a begging man- two people who are not likely to cross paths again.   Forgive me the melodrama, but I can't help but think of the Longfellow quote:

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence. 

One more thing.  One of my portraits was nominated for best blog portrait in 2011.


  1. Wow! Wonderful composition and light!

  2. Congrats on the nomination! AS always I love your style. The light source and values in the steps, as Pam said are wonderful.

  3. i used to her in Vienna, what an excausting tour!!! Happ;y new year...

    Your painting is lovely, i like it!

  4. Congrats on the blog portrait nomination; and I love the design and execution of this painting. You really captured an instant beautifully.


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